Cape Charles Museum

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–  Cape Charles Museum

Cape Charles Museum

The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center opened in 1996 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of Cape Charles and surrounding areas. It is the hope of the Cape Charles Historical Society that inspiration from the richness of its past will help guide Cape Charles’ renewal and growth.
1 – By The Bay – 800 Yards

BY THE BAY

By The Bay

Vacation BY THE BAY! 4 blocks to the Beach and 1 block to downtown Cape Charles. This 4 bedroom 2 bath Eastern Shore style home is our newest listing. Offering a first floor Master Bedroom with King Bed. Spacious living room and dining room with an open concept feeling. A fully equipped kitchen and first floor laundry area. Access to the fully fenced back yard, perfect for pets.

Upstairs are an additional 3 bedrooms and full bath. Offering 1 king and 4 twins. The home offers 2 zone air conditioning and heat.

An open front porch with seating for 6+ is perfect for your morning cup of coffee or relaxing after dinner.

Enjoy our Town Beach that runs the entire length of downtown and newly expanded. Fish off of the Town Fishing Pier next to the Beach (no license required)

Golf cart rentals are available for your stay. Cape Charles is golf cart friendly so leave the car at home and stroll around town in your cart. The home is located so that walking to town and beach is quite easy too!

Enjoy our many restaurants in town and also 5 to 10 minutes out of town. Our Ice Cream shop has won numerous awards and is open 6 days a week. Enjoy our local shops with a great variety of everything you may need or have forgotten to take, to enjoy your vacation.

Wine tasting is every Friday and Saturday in Gull Hummock, a gourmet wine and cheese shop and more. From Clothing, Jewelry, Spa Treatments, Art Galleries, Specialty shops, Hair Salons, Banking, Library, Medical Center, Pharmacy, Children’s playground, Central Park (a 5 acre Park in the center of town), you won’t need to leave town

In the event you do, Cape Charles is poised for easy day trips to Chincoteague (see the wild ponies), Virginia Beach, Busch Gardens and Williamsburg.

2 – Life’s A Beach – 600 Yards

 Lifes A Beach Front View

Life’s A Beach

Able to sleep 15 in beds, this home works great for family reunions or for a multi-family get together.
With bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, there is plenty of room to spread out so everyone can enjoy the place without crowding. There is cable TV in the family room and three bedrooms, a blue-ray player in the family room, and a DVD player in bedroom 4. Bedroom combinations: Bedroom 1 – King, Bedroom 2 – 1 twin trundle and 1 bunk bed (full on the bottom, twin on the top), Bedroom 3 – 1 Full, Bedroom 4 – 1 full and 1 bunk bed (full on the bottom, twin on top). Bedroom 5 – 1 queen.

Located only one block from the main street with its shops and eateries there are now a great new pizza place and Brown Dog Ice Cream (ranked among the top ten in the country by Trip Adviser). This is a golf cart friendly town and carts are available for rent at several places as well as beach cruiser bikes. Day trips to Chincoteague and Virginia Beach and even Williamsburg are all doable.

Visit Cape Charles, stay at Life’s A Beach and experience one of the best vacations you can have.

3 – THIS PROPERTY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. – 1 Miles

Front View

THIS PROPERTY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

THIS PROPERTY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

CANCELLATION POLICY:  For any cancellation that is more than 60 days prior to the check in date, there will be a 100% refund. For any cancellation that is between 45 and 60 days prior to the check in date, there will be a 10% cancellation fee. If the cancellation occurs less than 45 days from the check in date, no refund will be made unless all or part of the reserved period is re-booked, in which case a refund equal to the amount of the new booking will be made less a $100.00 cancellation processing fee. 

 

The Dryden House is offered as a weekly private rental after an extensive 18 month historical renovation. Enjoy all of the historical charm and updated amenities that this grand home has to offer. You can step back in time and step off your porch into the dunes of the Chesapeake Bay.

This 1912 historic private home known as the Dryden House is located within a registered historic district, known as the Sea Cottage Addition of Cape Charles, which is comprised of an intact grouping of architecturally significant commercial and residential buildings constructed between 1850 and 1915 that display a variety of styles and types of architectural ornamentation popular during this era. The Dryden House is unique due to its prominent size and central location upon Bay Avenue just steps from the beach and only two blocks from the town’s charming business district.

This three-story Victorian has an extensive wrap around porch, with a porte cochere and was constructed by E. T Dryden who built other notable homes nearby. This beachfront home features Bay views from almost every room in the home including all second floor bedrooms with a water view. There are two full baths on the second floor and a full bath on the first floor with a convenient washer and dryer. Before you come into the home from the beach, you can wash away the salt and sand in the outdoor shower.

The large kitchen has new high end appliances, with two full size sinks spacious enough for two chefs and a separate beverage center and coffee station assuring you will not be bumping elbows with your guests! The oversized dining room features an expandable dining table that can easily seat 12 plus for meals. Formal paneled pocket doors make this floor plan as open or private as you desire. 

Finished third floor family room with large flat screen TV, DVD, soundbar, Netflix and Amazon Prime. Wii with balance board and a good selection of Wii games. A selection of over 50 movies for both kids and adults. A full size foosball table completes the game room for when your’re feeling competitive. There is three zone air-conditioning to keep you comfortabel on those hot days and nights.

The town gazebo and free fishing pier is to the left of the home and the extensive town walkways make this ideal for strolling or catching an evening horse and carriage ride on the Bay. Sunsets are nightly!

THIS PROPERTY IS PET FRIENDLY!

WEEKLY RENTALS ONLY DURING PEAK SEASON.

 
 
 
  

4 – Bay Dunes – BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED HOME WITH BAY VIEWS AND PRIVATE COMMUNITY BEACH – 5 Miles

Steps away from private beach access

Bay Dunes – BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED HOME WITH BAY VIEWS AND PRIVATE COMMUNITY BEACH

Plenty of room and privacy in this extra-large luxury home in the desirable Bay Ridge community, steps from the best private beach on the Eastern Shore.

  • Five bedrooms, each with private full bath and flat screen TV
  • Den with queen sofa bed and large flat-screen TV
  • Spacious family entertainment area
  • Open gourmet kitchen with large island, breakfast bar, 2 dishwashers and 2 ovens
  • Dining room with large dining table
  • Powder room
  • Two expansive decks w/deck furniture
  • Screened in porch
  • Beautiful wooded lot with Chesapeake Bay views
  • Two outdoor showers with dressing rooms
  • Enjoy the Bay Ridge community, with private pool, covered picnic area and tennis courts.

 

Most of our properties have 4 to 7 night minimums stays during peak season (June 18 to September 9). If you have a special need, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

This beachfront home is waiting for a large family to enjoy the 5 bedrooms plus Den, 5.5 bathrooms, spacious entertaining area and a large gourmet kitchen. In addition, enjoy the expansive decks and screened in porch with views to the Bay. Walk to the end of the driveway and see the boardwalk leading to the communities private beach. Walk to the end of the block and enjoy the community pool. Take advantage of 2 convenient outdoor enclosed showers to shake the sand or chlorine off before entering the home.

5 – Bayview Point-BEACHFRONT – 5 Miles

Bayview Point Front View

Bayview Point-BEACHFRONT

Nestled among tall pines, Bayview Point is a contemporary French Provincial with more than the comforts of home.
Large enough for your family and a few friends too! From the fabulous great room with it’s soaring ceiling and walls of glass to the impressive gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and all the tools available to create your favorite dishes. The first floor Master Bedroom is a private oasis featuring a King size bed, Master bath and comfortable sitting area to read the latest best seller. Let the kids enjoy their own space right off the great room with enough seating for 8 and large flat screen TV.
There are 4 bedrooms on the second level. The second floor King bedroom offers an adjoining room with a trundle bed and its own mini kitchen. Make a pot of your favorite coffee and walk onto the covered balcony overlooking the bay. The 3 additional bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms complete the accommodations. The house also offers access to the community pool located within Bay Ridge.
 

6 – The Mermaid – NEW LISTING Sleeps 12 in Prime Location – 1 Miles

The Mermaid – NEW LISTING Sleeps 12 in Prime Location

Newly renovated. The Mermaid is ideally located just 3/4 block from the Cape Charles town beach and just a short walk to the shops and eateries along Mason Avenue, there are great views of the harbor and bay from the front porch and a large rear deck on which to hang out. The owner is in the process of furnishing the home with a beachy motif and the exterior will be painted in April when the weather is good.Since this is a new listing on March 1st, most of the prime dates are still available. 

7 – Luxury Craftsman Cottage-Sleeps 6, Only 500 Feet To Beach – 1 Miles

Luxury Craftsman Cottage-Sleeps 6, Only 500 Feet To Beach

“Built with character” this mission-style cottage is actually under 15 years old yet looks like its been here for a century. One block from the beach in the serene Chesapeake Bay town of Cape Charles. Step back in time to a Mayberry-like atmosphere in a pristine cottage with all new furnishings. This home was built to seamlessly fit in to the turn of the century architectural style of the town, and is furnished with a beachy restoration theme in mind. If you want a fully-stocked rental located one block from town and one block from the beach, this home is for you! Perfect for a family, couples (golfers will enjoy nearby Bay Creek!) and girls weekends! A luxury property.

8 – Neptune’s Castle-800 FEET TO THE BEACH-SLEEPS 10 – 5 Miles

Neptune’s Castle-800 FEET TO THE BEACH-SLEEPS 10

4+ bedroom, 3.5 bath sleeps 10 with room to spare. Located a few hundred feet from the private beach entrance walk and within sight of the community pool, this completely modern brick home is the perfect combination of location and comfort. The kitchen features all new appliances, granite counters and plenty of seating. There is additional seating in the adjacent open hangout room as well as a desk and flat screen TV. Just off the kitchen is a sun room that opens onto the patio with a built in gas grill.

The living room has 4 recliner sofas and a 36″ flat screen TV. Also on the first floor is a den with a queen size sofa bed. 

There is a half bath on the first floor as well as a full bath in the tiled garage that will serve as a game room. 

There are 4 bedrooms on the second floor, a king bedroom with TV, a queen bedroom and two bedrooms  each with two twin beds. This is a great house for kids.

Located within a few minutes drive of Cape Charles with its restaurants and shops. It is close to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel allowing for day trips to Virginia Beach and the historic triangle of Williamsburg-Jamestown-Yorktown. 

Best of all, it is a quick stroll to the best beach on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and a great swimming beach for kids.

9 – AT LAST Cottage-PET FRIENDLY-Sleeps 6, Two Blocks To Beach, 1 Block to Town – 1 Miles

Victorian Beach House 2 Blocks to the Beach

AT LAST Cottage-PET FRIENDLY-Sleeps 6, Two Blocks To Beach, 1 Block to Town

AT LAST is the perfect name for this Victorian Beach House. The owners have lovingly brought the home back to life and now want to share it with you. This PET FRIENDLY home is 2 blocks to the Beach, 1 block to Town and 2 blocks to the 5 acre Town Park. Park your car for the week and explore the Town on foot or in a rented golf cart. Cape Charles is golf cart friendly.

The home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, dining room, family room, kitchen and laundry room. A large fenced in back yard with mature growth trees and plantings offer a cozy setting as your sitting around the fire-pit.

Cape Charles offers great restaurants, shopping, gourmet markets, art galleries, theater, pharmacy, medical services and library. No license is required for the Town fishing pier so bring your polls.

Do you like horseback riding, antiquing, fishing, sailing, jet skiing, kayaking, windsurfing?. We have all that and more. Bring your family on a vacation they will remember. We know you’ll be back.

10 – DUNE BRIDGE – Breathtaking Bay Views From Almost Every Room. Front Row Seats at Sunset! – 4 Miles

Vacation Rental

DUNE BRIDGE – Breathtaking Bay Views From Almost Every Room. Front Row Seats at Sunset!

Cape Charles pristine beachfront custom built home with unobstructed views of the Chesapeake Bay and beyond located just south of town. Inside you will find 4 Bed Rooms and 4 Baths and over 4434 sq ft. The main floor has an open floor plan that faces toward the sunset with views across the 18 mile wide Bay. Just imagine the views you will enjoy from 2000 sq feet of decks that surround this magnificent home. The Master Suite takes up the entire 3rd floor with sweeping views of the Bay. The en-suite bath and sitting area with Queen sleeper sofa complete the Master Bedroom retreat. Heart pine and tile floors throughout. Located just steps from the wide powder white beach known locally as Sugar Hill and accessed by your own boardwalk. Equipped with a summer kitchen with direct access to the back yard. A large enclosed gazebo with electric and a raised deck by the beach are just a few of the amazing amenities you’ll find at Dune Bridge!

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The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center opened in 1996 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of Cape Charles and surrounding areas. It is the hope of the Cape Charles Historical Society that inspiration from the richness of its past will help guide Cape Charles’ renewal and growth.

Details


Category:
Museum
Address:
740 Randolph Ave
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310-3308
Phone:
757-442-2821
Web Address:
http://www.smallmuseum.org/capechas.htm